Week 4 Snake in My Garden: Additional Resources

Hello sisters! As we end week 4 of our study I would like to share a few additional resources for a deeper study. All these can be found on the True Woman 101 website at http://www.truewomanbooks.com.

Click here to read an article by Nancy called Different Ways of Deceiving.

The second article can be found on the Revive Our Hearts Blog. Click here to read If It Feels So Right, How Can It Be So Wrong? by Paula Hendricks Marsteller.

Lastly, Revive Our Hearts has a radio with lots of great programs on this very topic we’re studying. This week I would just like to highlight one called The Consequence of Lies. Click here to read or listen to the program.

We will be taking next week off as a break. This will time for you to catch up if need be or spend some additional time in prayer for our country. This is in fact what some of our sister in our Monday night group did on the 18th. Because it can be difficult to commit to multiple evenings during the week, we did not meet on the 17th. We will be back with week 5 beginning Monday, October 31st.

Please let us know how we can be praying for you throughout the study! Have a great weekend!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Woman’s Ministry

Week 4 Snake in My Garden: Discussion Questions

Hello dear sisters! I hope you have been enjoying week 4 of our study.  “God is “calling you out” to take responsibility instead of blaming others. Through humility, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, you can counteract your natural tendency to play the blame game. Freedom comes from taking responsibility for our choices – the things we listen to, thoughts we dwell on, how we choose to respond – and from looking to Christ for forgiveness, mercy, and grace.”

We had a great discussion in our Monday evening study! Though it was a small group, we were missing some of our sisters.

Here are some discussion questions. You can share your thoughts and comments here, write them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you.

  1. Why do you think Satan is eager to destroy the kinship, commitment, unity, communion, authenticity, and purity of male-female relationships?
  2. Think of a situation or circumstance where you were tempted to view sin as harmless, attractive, and promising. What are some of the consequences we experience in our relationship with God and others when we buy in to Satan’s lies and go for his offers?
  3. Why do you think Satan may have made his pitch to Eve instead of Adam?
  4. What are some ways in which an “us verses them” mind-set shows up between male and female in contemporary culture?
  5. How do you think a woman’s behavior might change if she had a stronger sense of “we”in her marriage?

“The Lord wants the marriage relationship – and the relationship between males and females in general – to showcase the kinship, commitment, unity, communion, authenticity, and purity that are the hallmark of His relationship.” How can we as a True Woman display these characteristics in our relationships?

Since we were missing some of our sisters on Monday evening we did not do a taping session. Please click here to enjoy this video with Mary called A True Woman Chooses Wisdom. We appreciate your understanding and being flexible with us. Please let us know how we can be praying for you!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

True Woman 101: Week 4 Snake in My Garden

Hello sisters welcome to week 4: Snake in My Garden. “This week, we’ll be taking a look at the Serpent’s strategy, how Eve fell for the deception, and how sin started to make Swiss cheese, first of her relationship with God, and then of the male-female relationship. And we’ll see how those consequences have been passed down to every human being who has lived ever since.”

I wanted to share a paragraph from day 4 on page 104. “Eve listened to the lies told her by Satan. I’m confident she had no idea where those lies would ultimately lead her and her family. Perhaps it didn’t seem particularly dangerous just to listen to the Serpent – to hear him out, to see what he had to say. Listening in itself wasn’t disobedience. But – and here’s the key – listening to a viewpoint that was contrary to God’s Word put Eve on a slippery slope that led to disobedience, conflict in her relationships, and spiritual death. Listening to counsel or ways of thinking that are not according the the Truth is the first step in a downward spiral into bondage.”

If we’re honest with ourselves, how many of us have found us in a position of “just listening”?  I encourage you to spend some time thinking and praying about that very question on page 105.

Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman 101 Week 4: Snake in My Garden.

Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry